Truckee teen wins Snowfest crown |

Truckee teen wins Snowfest crown

Truckee was finally able to reclaim the SnowFest Queen title for the first time in more than eight years last weekend, thanks to Tahoe-Truckee High School senior Nicole Comeaux.

Comeaux, the only girl to enter from Truckee this year, beat out eight other North Tahoe contestants for the title, and earned more than $2,000 for her sponsors, the leadership class at TTHS.

“I’d encourage more Truckee girls to run next year,” she said. “It’s really a great way to earn money for whatever nonprofit or organization you’re involved in.”

Comeaux, who has lived in the Truckee area since age 7, is an active member of her community, both in and outside of school.

Aside from serving as associated student body secretary, being an active participant in the leadership class at TTHS and playing volleyball for the last four years, she’s performed countless hours of community service.

“My favorite thing was helping out with last year’s Truckee Soroptimists’ Christmas food drive and distribution,” she said.

Comeaux is currently finishing up her senior year at TTHS and waiting to hear back from her two first-choice schools, Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of California, San Diego.

Comeaux participated in the opening events for SnowFest at Squaw Valley last Friday night, where she was escorted by the Truckee Railroad Regulators, as well as the Saturday morning parade through Tahoe City. This weekend, she’ll walk in the children’s parade through Kings Beach.

“It was really a lot of fun,” Comeaux said. “I never expected to win. I want to thank everyone in the community for their support because I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Other Truckee winners at last weekend’s SnowFest events included three local restaurants that entered the first annual Salsa Challenge.

The people’s choice winner this year went to Los Altos Restaurant, followed closely by Casa Baeza at second place and Taco Station in third. Prizes for the Salsa Challenge were provided by the Cooking Gallery.

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